As a fan of Daniel Silva's and the Alon series which I've heard everyone, I waited with anticipation for this book to became available on Audible.com. I had read the reviews and they were mostly right on so I won't repeat what's already been stated. I will remain a fan and hope that the next book will redeem this one.
I love and have read all Daniel Silva's books, even going back to The Unlikely Spy. Really remind of the great John Le Carre. I literally ran to the books store to buy the paper copy of this book. Now I am "re-reading" the audio version because I like Phil Gigante as well.
My only concern is that Gabrial is getting old. By my math, If he was, let's say in 22 in 1972 on his first mission, he has to be close to 60. How much longer can he go? I hope Mr. Silva has another great hero in the works....
Not a good story. It isn't clever and compelling. Personally, I am tired of the Nazi war crime story lines.
I, too, have most of Daniel Silva's audios in this series. I realize it's a fine line, but one can go to the well once too often. You know Gabriel won't die because he is the linchpin to future serials. I personally like the author and his hero, but I'm now bored. I can just go back to early books and relisten. Readers want new stimulation.
If you wonder why the world will always be at war, all you have to do is listen to this book. Yes, the Holocaust was one of the great human trajedies of our time. Is it justification for every violent act of retaliation? No. Is it grounds for Restitution? No.
Behind every great fortune lies a great crime? The author doesn't even see the hypocrisy of the whole premise of his book.
I thoroughly dislike the narrator. His female voices are simpering and annoying. Sorry, I have nothing good to say about this book. I forgot I had listened to a previous novel by this author and was so sorry I wasted my money on supporting the Jewish rationalization of their continued violence.